IMBA researcher Stefan Ameres receives START-prize
June 17, 2013
The IMBA group leader Stefan Ameres is amongst nine young scientists accredited to this year’s START program of the Austrian Federal Government.
The Start-Prize, endowed with 1.2 Mio Euro and paid over a period of six years, is the most recognized sponsorship in encouraging young scientists by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The elected scientists thereby get the chance to do their research in a financially safe environment and to build up and enlarge their research groups in a self dependent manner.
Stefan Ameres, a molecular biologist, has been a team leader at the IMBA since January 2012. Along with his team, he conducts research into small RNAs. After finishing his studies at the University of Erlangen in Germany, he did his PhD in the laboratory of Renée Schroeder at the MFPL in Vienna. He went on to work as a researcher in the USA at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, which conducts seminal research into microRNAs.